Thiruvananthapuram: In another shocking twist to Kerala bobbitising case, the boyfriend of the 23-year-old law student claimed that some activists of the Sangh Parivar are forcing her to retract her statement against the self-styled godman, reported The News Minute.
On May 20, the woman grabbed headlines for chopping off the genitals of a 54-year- Sreehari alias Ganeshananda Theerthapada who allegedly tried to rape her, a move applauded by the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as “courageous.”
The lover, 35-year-old Ayyappadas, filed a habeas corpus petition in Kerala High Court seeking her released from ‘forceful confinement’.
“She was forcibly removed from their house at Kannamoola in Thiruvananthapuram and was illegally confined in a house at Nedumangad under the strict control of certain activists of Sangh Parivar and assisted by advocate Ajith, who is the counsel of the Swami,” the petition, filed through advocate MSV, Namboothiri says.
In his petition, Ayyappadas claims that Swami was charged under various sections and it was difficult to bail him out, therefore, a ‘criminal conspiracy’ was hatched by ‘some activists of the Sangh Parivar’ along with an ‘efficient criminal lawyer’.
“To save their face, members of the RSS have forcefully made the girl change her statement and write the letter to advocate Ajith Kumar. The woman is in their custody against her will and she should be produced before the court,” advocate Namboothiri told TNM.
A case has been registered against the swami under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and IPC 376 (punishment for rape).
The bobbitising case getting murkier with twists and turns after law student retracted her earlier confession.